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My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 3

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 3

Although I fully intended to conclude my last article within two posts, I felt quite unsatisfied with the way the article concluded; my research into the origins of tsundere further back in the 80s ended up taking up more space than I had intended. My fellow colleagues Sorrow-kun and Elineas noticed that I had left […]

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 1

My Mom is a Tsundere: Part 1

Seeing as my colleagues have officially deemed this month “Tsundere Appreciation Month”, I felt that I should address the topic of tsundere in some sort of way within this post, which is shamefully my first post in three months. Sorrow-kun gave us a chance to take an initial look by arguing that tsundere do seem […]

10 Things I Hate About You (Idiot Fans) Part B

10 Things I Hate About You (Idiot Fans) Part B

Continuing from where I left off before, because the list just got too damned wordy, I want to instead focus on the more volatile pieces of anime fandom that piss me off. Unlike the first five items, which are just general fan pissing contest annoyances, these next five are much more serious. My friends and […]

10 Things I Hate About You (Idiot Fans) Part A

10 Things I Hate About You (Idiot Fans) Part A

I have been a fan a very long time. I have seen the best of times and the worst of times when it comes to the anime phenomenon in America. I have seen new generations of fans spring up every few years, bolstered by the explosion of anime available on television, for retail purchase, in […]

The Cognitive and Biological Underpinnings of Waifu

The Cognitive and Biological Underpinnings of Waifu

For once, rather than viewing otaku as a cultural product of Japan, I want to take an alternative viewpoint by analyzing otaku behavior through a different lens. I will present evidence for thinking that each and every one of us can become an otaku, and that the so called cultural origins of otakuism, in particular, […]